Beetroot is a red round root vegetable that is widely grown for human consumption in Asia, North Africa and Europe. Beetroots make an excellent dietary source of vitamins A & C, folic acid, calcium and iron. Other nutrients include protein, carbohydrates, fat, dietary fibre, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.
A regular consumption of beetroot has been shown to lower LDL (low density lipoprotein) and triglyceride levels. Beetroots contain betacyanin, a powerful antioxidant that gives beetroot its red colour. Betacyanin helps kill free radicals in the body which cause premature aging and other skin conditions. Betacarotene, zeaxanthin and lutein in beetroots help protect against the risk of tumours especially gastric and breast cancers.
Calcium in beetroots helps maintain the health of bones and iron assists in the formation of red blood cells. Beetroot contains a phytochemical known as betaine, which helps support healthy liver function. A regular intake of beetroot assists in weight loss and prevents nausea and fatigue. Antioxidants in beetroot lower plasma homocysteine, a possible risk factor for cardiovascular disease such as atherosclerosis, heart stroke and congestive heart failure.
Beetroot juice helps lower blood pressure and cleans the kidneys and gall bladder. It helps treat jaundice, nausea and vomiting. The cellulose content of the beetroots promotes a healthy bowel movement and prevents digestive disorders such as bloated stomach, constipation and haemorrhoids.
Natures Aid Beetroot Extract 700mg is a unique supplement on the market that provides all the benefits of beetroot in the form of a capsule. Take two capsules per day with food.